Former Inter attacker Ruben Botta spoke about the difficulty of playing for the Nerazzurri in Serie A, and the trouble he had adjusting to the quality of the Italian top flight.

Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport in an interview in an interview published in today’s print edition, the 31-year-old explained that he was never able to establish himself in Serie A, partly due to injuries.

Botta joined the Nerazzurri in the summer of 2013 from Argentine club Tigre, but made only ten Serie A appearances for the club that season, going out on loan to Chievo Verona in his second season before leaving the club permanently.

Botta joined Mexican side Pachuca where he was able to help the club win the Mexican Liga MX title in 2016, and he was able to make himself a more important player than he was able to at the Giuseppe Meazza.

However, he still looks back on his time with Inter as a difficult period in his career.

“I was out often, I had knee problems, I wasn’t always well,” he said. “It was the hardest time of my career. Inter? I was released and signed a five-year deal [at Pachuca] with major figures.”